Monday, August 12, 2013

20 Questions with Author Andrea Lochen: Questions 17 & 18

Local author Andrea Lochen will be doing a reading and Q&A session about her new novel The Repeat Year here at the West Allis Public Library on Tuesday, August 13th at 7 PM in the Constitution Room.  In preparation for her visit, Andrea did a little interview with me in order for you dear patrons to get to know her a bit. I will be posting two of her responses each weekday until her visit on the 13th.  

      Q. 17: What would you say was the most memorable moment you’ve had while meeting another author? 

      As a student at the University of Wisconsin, I had a workshop with Lorrie Moore and I was totally star-struck.  She’s not only a phenomenal writer, she’s also an incredible, charismatic teacher. 

      Q. 18:Who is your favorite fictional character?  

      Emma Woodhouse.  Jane Austen once said of her that she was the heroine “no one but myself will much like.”  But I disagree, because I adore Emma; she’s so delightfully flawed and everything she does is in earnest.    

     We have several copies of Andrea's book here at the library if you would like to prep yourself with questions but get one soon!  They are always flying off the shelves!  Signed copies of the novel will be available for purchase at the reading.  Join us tomorrow for our final questions with Andrea!